Gibson (1-0) earned the win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday with six shutout innings. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Gibson had a nightmarish first start of the season in Kansas City, as he allowed five runs on four hits and three walks over one-third of an inning. The 33-year-old right-hander found the other extreme Wednesday, successfully quieting the Blue Jays' bats. There's still plenty of reasons to question Gibson's consistency -- he posted a 5.35 ERA in 2020. His next turn on the mound is expected to be Tuesday in Tampa Bay.
Gibson did not factor into the decision in Thursday's Opening Day loss to the Royals after surrendering five runs on four hits and three walks while recording a strikeout for his only out of the start.
Gibson just couldn't get things going. The veteran right-hander gave up back-to-back singles and three consecutive walks before finally sending Hunter Dozier down on strikes for his first and only out. Gibson was making his first Opening Day start against Kansas City, which happens to be the team he made his MLB debut against in 2013. The 33-year-old was hoping to turn it around after posting a rough 5.35 ERA last season, but this start highlights just how low his fantasy floor is. With the Blue Jays up next for him on Wednesday, things aren't set to get much easier.
Gibson hit a batter and struck out six over four scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Diamondbacks.
After Gibson hit Tim Locastro with a pitch to start the game, he didn't allow another baserunner other than an error by third baseman Rougned Odor. Gibson was pleased with his cutter, which he added to his arsenal during the offseason, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. It helped produce seven groundouts (zero flyouts). "I'm not throwing cutters just to throw them anymore," he said. "I'm using them when it makes sense to against a hitter." The Rangers' new-minted Opening Day starter looked in fine form Wednesday, but his long track record of regular-season mediocrity means fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach.
Gibson will start on Opening Day against the Royals.
This has more to do with the state of the Rangers' roster than the talent of Gibson, as he would be more of a No. 3 or No. 4 starter on most teams. He reportedly added a cutter after utilizing five different pitches last season, so Gibson will enter 2021 with one of the deeper repertoires in the game. However, he logged a 5.35 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 67.1 innings in 2020.
Gibson added a cutter over the offseason, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Gibson already had a rather full repertoire, throwing four pitches (a four-seam fastball, sinker, changeup and slider) all at least 14 percent of the time last year while also working in the occasional curveball. He might need a new weapon to stay relevant heading into his age-33 season, as he's coming off a year in which he struggled to a 5.35 ERA, his worst mark since his debut back in 2013. Of course, it's far too soon to say whether or not the cutter will actually make him a better pitcher, but it could provide a reason to believe in him should he look like a better pitcher in his first few starts.
Gibson will start Monday's spring game against San Francisco, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
The Rangers kick off the Cactus League on Sunday when swingman Wes Benjamin starts. Gibson is the first established starter scheduled to throw, and he's the putative Opening Day starter for Texas.
Gibson is the likely Opening Day starter for Texas, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
Gibson is an unlikely No. 1 starter, particularly after posting a 5.35 ERA in 2020. He's never thrown more than 200 innings in any season and averaged 173 innings over six seasons as a full-time starter for the Twins.
Gibson tossed six scoreless innings Saturday against the Astros while allowing six hits and one walk. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.
Gibson dueled with Astros starter Lance McCullers on Saturday as both pitched several innings of scoreless baseball. It was the 32-year-old's second time in this month shutting out the Astros across six or more innings; he pitched a complete-game masterpiece against Houston back on Sept. 16. As a whole, 2020 was an up-and-down campaign for Gibson as he finished with a 5.35 ERA and 58:30 K:BB across 67.1 innings.
Gibson (2-6) took the loss Monday against the Angels, giving up seven runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over four innings.
Gibson had a rough time in this one, surrendering one run in the second and six in the fourth, including a grand slam. The 32-year-old now sits with a 5.87 ERA and 1.57 WHIP to go with a 54:29 K:BB across 61.1 frames in 2020.
Gibson (2-5) earned the win against the Astros on Wednesday after firing nine scoreless innings. He struck out nine while allowing four hits and three walks.
Gibson's dominant performance stumped the Astros and rewarded him with his first career shutout across 198 games. The right-hander threw 74 of 114 pitches for strikes and whiffed a season-high tying nine batters en route to his first complete game since 2016 against the Braves. The brilliant outing came as a surprise after Gibson had given up 10 hits on five runs during his last start against the Angels. Gibson will carry a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into a Monday matchup at Angel Stadium.
Gibson (1-5) took the loss in Thursday's game against the Angels, allowing five runs on 10 hits and three walks across 5.2 innings. He fanned three.
Gibson's outing got off to a rough start with the right-hander allowing a three-run homer to Jared Walsh in the first. Mike Trout added a solo shot in the fifth before Andrelton Simmons chased the 32-year-old with a sixth-inning RBI double. Gibson will look to pick up his first win since Aug. 15 when he takes the ball Tuesday in Houston.
Gibson (1-5) was handed the loss Thursday against the Angels. He allowed five runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over 5.2 innings.
Gibson gave up three runs in the first inning and allowed 13 of the 28 batters faced to reach base. The right-hander sports an 8.07 ERA over the last four starts and a 6.14 mark for the season. Gibson is next scheduled to throw Wednesday on the road against Houston.
Gibson did not factor in the decision against Seattle on Saturday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four.
Given Gibson's high pitch count -- he needed 104 pitches to record 14 outs -- the end result (two earned runs and a no-decision) can be considered a small victory. The right-hander's early exit can largely be attributed to a lack of command as 47 of his 104 pitches went for balls and one of the runs he allowed came across on a bases-loaded walk in the third inning. Free passes have been an issue for Gibson of late -- he has issued 12 walks in 21 innings over his last four starts, during which he has also given up 19 earned runs. The veteran will carry a 5.91 ERA into his next start, which will come Thursday at home against the Angels.
Gibson (1-4) allowed five earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out eight across five innings to take the loss Sunday against the Dodgers.
Gibson surrendered a home run in each of the first three innings and allowed another run to cross the plate in the fourth inning. He finally managed to turn in a scoreless fifth frame, but the damage was already done. He's now allowed 17 earned runs across his last 16.1 innings -- spanning three outings -- which has inflated his ERA to 6.16 for the campaign. He'll look to turn things around his next turn through the rotation, currently projected to come Saturday at Seattle.
Gibson (1-3) gave up seven runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over 6.1 innings in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.
Gibson allowed a pair of two-run homers in the contest, to Matt Olson in the fourth inning and Marcus Semien in the fifth. Gibson then got into trouble early in the seventh, and reliever Ian Gibaut allowed two inherited runners to score. The 32-year-old Gibson saw his ERA inflate to 5.73 with a 1.48 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 33 innings this season. Wins are hard to come by for any Rangers pitcher this season -- the right-hander will look for his second of the year in a tough home matchup with the Dodgers on Sunday.
Gibson took a no-decision during Thursday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings.
Making his first career start at Petco Park and first start against the Padres since 2017, Gibson turned in a shaky outing against a volatile lineup. The bulk of his damage came in the fifth inning, when for the fourth night in a row, the Padres cranked a grand slam. This time it was Eric Hosmer who inflicted the damage. Gibson also gave up an RBI single to Wil Myers in the first frame. Across five starts this season, the right-hander owns a 4.73 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He'll battle Oakland on Tuesday.
Gibson (1-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 6.1 innings, earning the win Saturday versus the Rockies.
Gibson escaped Coors Field without any significant damage, with only a Tony Wolters two-run double counting against him. Four of the seven hits Gibson allowed went for extra bases. The right-hander has a 3.74 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB in 21.1 innings this season. He lines up for a road start versus the Padres on Thursday.
Gibson (0-2) took the loss versus the Mariners on Monday, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. He struck out two.
Gibson did relatively well until the fifth inning, when he allowed a three-run go-ahead blast to Kyle Lewis. The Rangers were unable to retake the lead, and Gibson was on the hook for his second loss. He's got a 4.11 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB across 15.1 innings this season. The right-hander will make his next start Sunday in Colorado.
Gibson allowed three runs on four hits and two walks and struck out nine over six innings in a no-decision versus the Athletics on Wednesday.
Gibson was solid in his second start of the year, but he gave up homers to Matt Olson and Ramon Laureano to account for the three runs. The 32-year-old Gibson has a 2.45 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 11 innings this season. He'll keep searching for his first win when he starts versus the Mariners at home Monday.
Gibson isn't scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Giants, as the Rangers will instead go with Kolby Allard for the series finale in San Francisco.
Since the Rangers had off days Thursday and Monday and were down a starter after Corey Kluber (shoulder) was moved on the 45-day injured list, there was some thought that the team might go with a four-man rotation until a fifth starter was first needed Aug. 8 versus the Angels. Instead, manager Chris Woodward has elected to break Allard in as a replacement in the rotation for Kluber this weekend, robbing Gibson of a start on his normal four days' rest. Gibson won't necessarily be in store for two starts during the Rangers' six-game slate next week either, as Woodward could use Monday's off day to reorder the rotation. In that scenario, Lance Lynn would line up for two turns (Aug. 4 in Oakland, Aug. 9 versus the Angels).
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|04/07||vs TOR||W 2-1||1||6.0||6||0||1||8|
|04/01||@ KC||L 10-14||0.1||4||5||3||1|
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|2010||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||43.0||7||7||1||4||1||0||40||12||33||1.88||1.046|
|2010||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||15.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||9||5||12||1.80||1.133|
|2010||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||93.0||16||16||1||7||5||0||77||22||91||3.68||1.215|
|2011||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||95.0||18||18||0||3||8||0||91||27||109||4.83||1.432|
|2012||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||7.0||2||2||0||0||0||0||7||1||6||2.57||1.000|
|2012||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||6.2||2||2||0||0||2||0||10||1||11||10.16||1.935|
|2013||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||101.2||17||17||2||7||5||0||87||33||85||2.94||1.166|
|2016||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||9.1||2||2||0||0||0||0||8||1||9||0.99||1.099|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||6.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||2||3||7||1.50||1.667|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||17.1||3||3||0||1||2||0||23||5||13||2.10||1.053|